Bakeware

53 Kitchen-Tested Products

Tart Pans
Tart Pans
For making crisp-looking tarts, pans with a sharper, fluted design have the edge.
Bundt Pans
Bundt Pans
Our testing proved that all Bundt pans are not created equal.
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Cooling Racks
Cooling Racks
We tested three wire cooling racks priced from $7.99 to $12.95, focusing on models that fit inside standard-size rimmed baking sheets.
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Glass Baking Dishes
Glass Baking Dishes
We tested five 3-quart glass baking dishes priced from $7.29 to $18.77, using them to make sheet cake and lasagna.
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Rimmed Baking Sheets
Rimmed Baking Sheets
A rimmed baking sheet is essential for sheet cakes and handy for cookies. But if yours is flimsy or you use it only for baking, you’re not getting your money’s…
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Baking Stones & Baking Steels
Baking Stones & Baking Steels
We tested five models of baking stones (also called pizza stones) and baking steels, preparing pizza, bread, and roast turkey and evaluating their performance a…
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Mini Loaf Pans
Mini Loaf Pans
Mini loaf pans make it a snap to churn out petite breads and cakes for homemade holiday gifts.
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Popover Pans
Popover Pans
With more popover pans available on the market, we wanted to see how our old favorite stacked up against the competition.
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Baguette Couches
Baguette Couches
A baker's couche keeps bread dough’s shape intact and its surface uniformly dry as it proofs and rises. We put three mail-order couches to the test, as well as …
Innovative Biscuit Cutter
Innovative Biscuit Cutter
This biscuit cutter promises to cut biscuit dough more efficiently. Does it make the cut?
13 by 9-Inch Baking Pans/Dishes
13 by 9-Inch Baking Pans/Dishes
Could it possibly make much difference which metal 13 by 9-inch pan you use? Several dozen rounds of baking later, the answer was an unequivocal yes.
Square Cake Pans
Square Cake Pans
A square cake pan is a kitchen essential, but should you buy a glass, nonstick, or traditional metal model?
Pie Plates
Pie Plates
The tried and true versus the newfangled: Have manufacturers improved on your grandma’s pie plate?
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Pie Crust Bags
Pie Crust Bags
We brought in professionals and novices to see if this plastic pouch made quick work of rolling out dough.
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Rolling Pin Guides
Rolling Pin Guides
These gadgets promise to help roll out an even crust—do they work?
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Baking Peels
Baking Peels
We tested five peels, both metal and wood, hoping to decide once and for all which material makes a better peel.
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Disposable Baking Pans
We tested two plastic brands and one aluminum brand and found one to be a decent bargain.
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Muffin Tins
Muffin Tins
Are gold-colored pans the new gold standard?
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Biscuit Cutters
Biscuit Cutters
Do biscuit cutters really matter?
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Springform Pans
Springform Pans
Have you ever ruined a cheesecake? We’ve been there, too. But never again: We tested every top-selling springform pan to find the best on the market.
Roasting Racks
Roasting Racks
What’s the best roasting rack?
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Folding Proofer
Folding Proofer
If your kitchen lacks a warm spot for proofing dough, this product offers a decent solution.
Round Cake Pans
Round Cake Pans
Does the color of the pan you use affect the color of your cake? Yes, and it affects more than mere looks.
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Innovative Pie Weight
Innovative Pie Weight
Blind-baking may no longer require you to handle blindingly hot pie weights.
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Hot Dog Bun Pan
Hot Dog Bun Pan
New England-style split-top hot dog buns can be hard to find outside the region, but now you can make them at home.
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Pie Drip Catchers
Pie Drip Catchers
Pie baking cleanup has never been easier.
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Brioche Pans
Brioche Pans
We tested four large brioche pans, 8 to 8½ inches in diameter, rating them on handling and release, browning, crumb structure, and the shape of the finished loa…
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Cookie Sheets
Cookie Sheets
Think your choice in cookie sheets doesn’t matter? Think again. Most of the ones we tested ruined our cookies.
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Rolling Pins
Rolling Pins
Tapered or straight, with handles or without, made from silicone, metal, or wood—what works best when you’re ready to roll?
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Pie Servers
Pie Servers
Why trust your beautiful baked pie to an unworthy serving tool?
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Measuring Spoons
Measuring Spoons
Eight sets, 41 spoons, many runs in the dishwasher, and umpteen jars of herbs: We took the measure of measuring spoons, demanding accuracy, comfort, and sturdin…
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Pie Lattice Tools
Pie Lattice Tools
Do you really need a fancy gadget to do something you can accomplish with a simple ruler and a pizza wheel?
Bake-and-Give Loaf Pans
Bake-and-Give Loaf Pans
Could a loaf pan you give away really be any good?
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Cast-Iron Pizza Pan
Cast-Iron Pizza Pan
Since it absorbs and maintains heat so well, cast iron would seem like the ideal material for creating good pizza crust, which requires searingly hot temperat…
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Mini Bundt Pans
Mini Bundt Pans
Manufacturers have shrunk the Bundt. Do any perform as well as their full-sized counterparts?
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Cake Carriers
Cake Carriers
Take your cake on the road and a frosting-smeared trunk (or lap) is guaranteed. Safe, secure transport is what cake carriers are all about.
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